Sleep Apnea Treatment in Orlando, FL
Sleep Appliances — Your Cure To Sleep Apnea
If you wake up frequently throughout the night and find yourself tired the next day, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. The National Sleep Foundation found that over 18 million adults suffer from this condition.
A sleep appliance, also known as an oral appliance, is an effective treatment to cure sleep apnea. This device is customized to fit inside the patient’s jaw, similar to a night guard.
We recommend you schedule a consultation with our doctors to be fit for a sleep appliance such as a mandibular device.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in your throat relax and cause the airway to collapse, or your tongue falls to the back of your throat, causing the airway to become obstructed. Symptoms of sleep apnea include chronic snoring, excessive tiredness, and disturbed sleep. This condition is also known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and it causes additional health problems if left untreated.
Benefits of Sleep Appliances
Many sleep apnea sufferers have found relief in sleep appliances. They’ve found them to be a non-invasive option, and have seen their quality of sleep improved after using them.
The reasons why people choose sleep appliances include:
- Portable — their small size makes them easy to travel with
- Quiet — they’re a silent treatment option
- Comfort — they allow people to sleep in whatever position they please
- Discreet — they fit inside your mouth making them almost invisible.
Sleep Appliances vs. CPAP
Implants should last a lifetime but they do have a tendency of becoming loose or falling out. You can prevent this by taking care of your implant. The way you do this is to practice good oral hygiene. Make sure you are brushing your teeth and gums , as well as using mouthwash twice a day and flossing at least once a day. The last thing to do would be to visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups and do not chew on anything too hard.